TSC Weekend Round Up: January 21 & 22

This weekend saw 5 TSC teams in action, with plenty of competitive debuts and great results all across the board. Check out below to see how our teams fared over the weekend.


Alpine Skiing

Silver Mountain Qualifier | Kellogg, ID | January 21st & 22nd, 2023

For the first time since 2020, the Alpine Skiing SC is back in competitive action! Not only are they back, but going toe to toe with the best collegiate alpine skiers out west. On the Men's side, they came 2nd amongst all schools - finishing seconds behind the College of Idaho on Day 1, and placing second again on Day 2. The Women's side came 5th on Day 1 and 6th on Day 2.

Special kudos to Nelson Fretenburg, Marko Smitran, and John Forssander, placing in the top 10 on both days.

To see more about the trip and more information about their individual results - check out their blog here!

Artistic Swimming

CUASL Westerns | Surrey, BC | January 21st & 22nd, 2023

The UBC TSC Artistic Swimming athletes had a successful weekend competing at the first event of the year, the Canadian University Artistic Swimming (CUASL) Westerns. The competition started off strong with our extra routines on Saturday with our Experienced solos sweeping the podium and our Novice solos placing 2nd and 5th. We ended off the first day of competition with our Novice duet placing 2nd and our Experienced duet taking home 1st place.

The competition continued on Sunday with the team events. The Novice team showed off their dance themed routine capturing 2nd place. The competition ended with the Experienced team event. The White team placed 4th with their Madonna themed routine and the Gold team placed 2nd with their energetic disco routine. Finally, the Blue team captured the gold in this category claiming the title of Western Champion for the 4th year in a row. These results qualify all of our routines to compete at the CUASL National Championship in March!

Find out more about how they did in their blog here!


Triple Hunt Seat Show | Eugene, OR | January 20th - 22nd, 2023

This was the strongest the Equestrian SC has ever showed out in a competition in it’s history!

"When I got outside I saw our team mates holding up the TSC Banner, strung with champion and top placing ribbons from end to end. There was no room for more ribbons - it was so full!" - Faith Carswell, UBC Equestrian SC

Our riders were high point champion for Show A, Show B, and Show C, UBC was reserve champion college for show A, and Champion college for Show B. For context, high point is an award given to the competitor who scored highest overall in the show, typically meaning they placed first in both their flat and fences classes, and reserve is second highest, this is calculated for both teams and individual riders; from Friday to Sunday there were 3 separate shows, and there were single day and weekend awards given.

Jasmine Taylor and Madison Weber were weekend high point champion for their levels and Anina Backman-Choo was reserve weekend champion at her level. Amy Perna and Sarah Meltzer were also reserve weekend champions at their level. Besides those big wins also of course were a lot of amazing placings in each class across all teams.

When asked about the show, Faith Carswell shared, "We had just finished the last class of the last show and had planned to take team photos outside with our ribbons. I saw everyone already heading out and I called after them letting them know I was just grabbing my ribbons and I’d be right there. I heard one of our coaches call back 'Don’t bother! We have no room!' But I didn’t know what they meant by this so I figured I misheard and grabbed mine anyway. When I got outside I saw our team mates holding up the TSC Banner, strung with champion and top placing ribbons from end to end. There was no room for more ribbons - it was so full! I felt so proud of our team and all our hard work this semester in that moment."

UBC Equestrian dominating at their hosted Triple Hunt Seat Show.

Nordic Skiing

Cascade Cup | Manning Park, BC | January 21st, 2023

Skiers faced up against some cold weather for the 15km or 30km races. Claire Sylvestre-Baron took the win in the women’s skate 30km, while Matthew Broder was awarded the fastest course time of the day in the men’s skate 30k. For many of our athletes, this was the longest race completed! Overall, an awesome weekend with some great results.

Women’s Ultimate

Bellingham Invite 2023 | Bellingham, WA | January 21st, 2023

Heading into the 2023 USAU circuit, these 'Birds rank #4 amongst all colleges. In this exhibition, they gauged their skills against the Pacific Northwest field to preview their season's competition. Women’s Ultimate SC opens their season with a dominant 4-0 performance at Bellingham Invite with notable performances from rookies Jenalyn Ng and Jamie Jung.

Their next marquee event will be the Dogwood Bowl (previously known as the Douglas Bowl), hosted alongside the Men's Ultimate SC. Both teams take on the University of Victoria Vikings in their annual clash for western Canadian ultimate supremacy.

Overall record: 4-0

15-3 against Western Washington Chaos

13-2 against University of Washington Element

13-1 against University of Oregon Fugue

10-2 against University of Victoria Vikings

Stay tuned for next weekend as Men's Ultimate heads down to California for the Santa Barbara invite and Table Tennis heads to Seattle for their Pacific Northwest Divisionals. Follow us on Instagram @ubctsc to keep up with the action!